roundworm

[ round-wurm ]
/ ˈraʊndˌwɜrm /

noun

any nematode, especially Ascaris lumbricoides, that infests the intestine of humans and other mammals.

Nearby words

  1. roundness,
  2. roundsman,
  3. roundtripping,
  4. roundup,
  5. roundwood,
  6. roup,
  7. roupy,
  8. rourke,
  9. rourkela,
  10. rous

Origin of roundworm

First recorded in 1555–65; round1 + worm

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for roundworm

roundworm

/ (ˈraʊndˌwɜːm) /

noun

any nematode worm, esp Ascaris lumbricoides, a common intestinal parasite of man and pigs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for roundworm

roundworm

[ roundwûrm′ ]

n.

nematode

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.